What kind of lubricant can I use on my treadmill belt?
Most fitness equipment manufacturers recommend using 100 percent silicone to lubricate the walking belt on a treadmill. Silicone is available in a spray and a liquid.
Can I use WD 40 silicone on my treadmill?
Answer: Treadmills require a 100% silicone and this product is mixture. Using the wrong type of oil or lubricant on your treadmill may cause serious damage to the belt, motor and other moving parts. Avoid using household oils and lubricants such as WD-40, silicone spray or oil to lubricate your treadmill.
What happens if you don’t lubricate a treadmill?
Treadmill lubricant reduces friction between the tread belt and the motor, significantly extending track life. Treadmill lubricant helps prepare the machine for storage. Without it, the belt could become brittle and break the machine is restarted.
Can you put too much lubricant on a treadmill?
Can I overlubricate my treadmill? Yes, you most certainly can! Start small, you can always add more. Overlubrication can cause a number of issues. First, the excess lube will be flung out from under your belt at high speeds, your carpet, walls, and anything surrounding your machine could become soaked with silicone.
How much lubricant should I use on a treadmill?
We recommend you lubricate your treadmill once every three month using one ounce of lube per each application.
What do you do when your treadmill says lube belt?
Plug the treadmill into a power source and turn it on. You should see a lube belt message flashing across the screen if your treadmill was manufactured after 2006. Press and hold the speed up and stop button simultaneously for five seconds to reset the lube belt message.
How do you lubricate a tempo treadmill belt?
Slide the lube tube as close to the center of the treadmill deck as possible. While gently applying controlled pressure to the squeeze bottle, slowly move the applicator from the center towards the edge of the treadmill belt. Apply approximately ½ oz (1/8 of bottle) to the underside of belt.
Should I oil my treadmill belt?
Proper belt lubrication will help keep you treadmill in optimum condition and reduce needed repairs over time. We recommend you lubricate your treadmill once every three month using one ounce of lube per each application.